300gm basmati rice, soaked for 1/2 hour and drained 200gm beetroot, cut in to small cubes 200gm chicken meat, cut into small pieces 500ml or more water or coconut milk 1 cube chicken stock (optional) Salt to taste 1 big onion, finely sliced 2 green chilies, cut lengthwise 1 inch piece cinnamon 3 cardamoms 3 cloves 1 star anise 2-3 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste
Heat the oil in a pan. Fry ginger and garlic till fragrant. Next add onion, green chillies, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise and fry till fragrant. Add the chicken and stir fry till the chicken is half cooked. Add the beetroot, water, salt and stock cube. Stir. Transfer into an electric rice cooker and cook till the rice done.